It's almost hard for me to believe, but after three and a half months the VA has decided to approve our claim for an additional twelve months of benefits prior to our initial A & A claim approval. The possibility was described in our initial claim approval and instructions were provided. I followed up with all the information (lots of work!) thinking that it was probably a lost cause because net worth was greater than 80K, but the medical expenses reduced the income to zero and the new claim was approved. I'll be watching my LO's checking account since it is direct deposit. The one thing that gives me pause is about the fiduciary decision. My LO requested that I be appointed fiduciary and waived the 60 day and Brady bill process. However, this paperwork says that "We finished the review and decided that you are not competent for VA purposes. The evidence shows that your disability keeps you from ably managing your VA benefits. Therefore, we will find someone to manage them for you". That someone should be me. I wonder if we should submit another request for me to be fiduciary? Or maybe I'll get a call any day for an appointment. Hard to know when to act and when to wait. Any ideas?